Staff Directory

Key Contacts Phone Email
ADE Customer Support 602-542-3710
ADE Certification – Phoenix 602-542-4367
Grants Management Enterprise System/ ARRA Reporting 602-542-3901
School Finance – Main Line 602-542-5695
SAIS Support – ADE Support Center 602-542-7378
SAIS Toll Free Number 1-866-577-9636
GED Information 602-258-2410 #2
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Department Name Phone Email Job Title
21st CCLC-Afterschool Programs Randy Huckabone (602) 364-2349 21st CCLC-Afterschool Programs Admin Assistant
Accounting Angela Calles (602)542-5232 Accounts Receivable/Fixed Assets
Alternate Assessment Angeles Swasey (602)542-8239 Alternate Assessment Program Project Specialist
Alternative Pathways (Interns)   (602)542-4367 Alternative Paths (Transition to Teaching)
Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission Jim Buchanan (602) 542-5510 Arizona Education Liaison for MIC3
Charter School Information   (602)364-3080   Arizona State Board of Charter Schools
Arts Education Robert Waller (602) 364-3015 Arts Education Specialist
Assessment   (602)542-5031 Assessment Representative
High Academic Standards for Students Carol Lippert (602)364-2333 Associate Superintendent
Highly Effective Teachers & Leaders Cecilia Johnson (602)364-1957 Associate Superintendent
Highly Effective Schools Robin Kauakahi (602) 542-1556 Associate Superintendent
School Finance   (602)542-5695 Budget Team
Performance Pay Beth Driscoll (602)364-2191 Career Ladder and 301
Grants Management Unit Lois Kruse (602)542-7473 Central Processing Director
Certification   (602)542-4367 Certification Representative
Audit Unit Lisa Eddy (602)364-4061 Chief Auditor
Superintendent's Office Michael Bradley (602)542-5460 Chief of Staff
Health and Nutrition - Child and Adult Care Food Teresa McCormack (602)542-8810 Child and Adult Care Food Customer Support
Adult Education Services Leonela Jimenez (602)542-0165 Client Services Representative
GED Testing - Adult Education Services       Client Services Representative
Adult Education Services Jamila Perez (602)542-0165 Client Services Representative
Adult Education Services Erica Salcido (602)542-0163 Client Services Representative
Office of Communications Alexis Burkhart (602) 542-3309 Communications Specialist
CTE-Assessments Barbara Zalazinski (602)542-3425 CTE Assessment System
Organizational Development Pat Childress (602)542-3069 DAS of Organizational Development
Educator Excellence Mark McCall (602) 364-2294 Deputy Associate Superintendent
Health and Nutrition Nicholas Dunford (602) 542-8700 Deputy Associate Superintendent
ECAP (Education and Career Action Plan) Jim Buchanan (602) 542-5510 Deputy Associate Superintendent
Arizona Charter School Program (AZCSP) Mark Francis (602)542-4020 Deputy Associate Superintendent, AZ CSP
ESS-Alternate Assessment Audra Ahumada (602)542-4061 Director of Alternate Assessment
Office of Communications Sally Stewart (602) 542-5072 Director of Communications
ESS-Dispute Resolution Kacey Gregson (602)364-4011 Director of Dispute Resolution
Dropout Prevention Robert Gray III (602) 364-2202 Director of Dropout Prevention/School Renewal
ESS-Funding & Finance Connie Hill (602)364-4020 Director of Funding & Finance
Indian Education Nadine Groenig (602) 542-5235 Director of Indian Education
LEA and School Improvement Robert Gray (602)364-2202 Director of Operations
ESS-Operations Cynthia Bolewski (520)628-6330 Director of Operations
ESS-Professional Development Oran Tkatchov (602)364-2066 Director of Professional Development
ESS-Program Support and Monitoring Maura Mall (602)542-4013 Director of Program Support and Monitoring
School Finance Lyle Friesen (602)542-5695 Director of School Finance
Health and Nutrition - School Health Jason Gillette (602)542-8707 Director of School Health
K-12 Standards Lacey Wieser (602)364-2332 Director of Science, STEM, and Social Studies
ESS-Special Projects Alissa Trollinger (602)364-4004 Director of Special Projects
ESS-State Initiatives Melissa DeVries (928)637-1870 Director of State Initiatives and Flagstaff Office
Advanced Placement Programs Peter Laing (602)364-3842 Director, Advanced Placement Programs
Gifted Education Peter Laing (602)364-3842 Director, Gifted Education
Early Childhood   (602)364-1530 Early Childhood Development Specialist
Effective Teachers and Leaders Raquel Alvara (602) 364-3452 Education Program Specialist
Human Resources Employment Specialist (602)542-3186 Employment Hotline
Title I Tee Lambert (602)542-4353 ESEA Monitoring/ALEAT/COP Coordinator
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